We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mount Washington Cog Railway

Certificate of Excellence
Geologic formations, Scenic railroads, Sightseeing Tours, Museums, Nature & Parks
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
Phone Number: 800-922-8825
Website
Activities: Group tours/train, Skiing
Description: Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first...
Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 647 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 380
    Excellent
  • 170
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Most recent review
A Brand New Experience

I have been to the New England states many time and seen about everything. Once I even took a driving trip to the top of Mt. Washington. On my last visit I realized that I had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Xuling
,
Windsor, California
Add Photo Write a Review

647 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Windsor, California
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
27 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I have been to the New England states many time and seen about everything. Once I even took a driving trip to the top of Mt. Washington. On my last visit I realized that I had never been on a cog wheel train and obviously had not been to the top of Mt. Washington on it. So off we went.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Townsville, Queensland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

If you do the 18 hours + flights from Australia to the east coast of the US, you try to pack in as much as you can into the holiday. Needless to say, the 2nd steepest cog railway in the world had to be on the list of things to do. The Brakeman cum tour guide was almost worth the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Highly recommend. We were hesitant at first due to the cost but are very glad we decided to go. Trip was a lot of fun, and educational. There is a lot of history with this railway and it is a must see. Provides some fantastic photo opportunities. While it is true you only get an hour at the top, we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
61 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We picked up the details where we were staying and again was warned if you are doing this take a warm coat with you as it is so much colder at the top of Washington mount than at the base at Bretton Woods Station. Yes it was expensive but if you are in New Hampshire from the UK this is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Popped over to the cog whilst skiing at bretton, well worth a trip up on the train and skiing down. Bit pricey but fun.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manhattan
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The first cog railroad every built. Interesting museums at both the base and the summit and spectacular views of the White Mountains and interesting how the terrain and climate changes as you approach the summit home of "The Worst Weather in the World"

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is very different from your average train ride. Before we started the ride the weather at the base of the mountain was mild. The billowing steam coming from the train swirled in and all around the train like a smoky monster. Pushing up the almost vertical mountain was so exciting, if you stood up on your feet on the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Montville, Connecticut
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We paid for a 1:00 reservation but actually did not leave until 2:30. There is an issue with dependability. The visibility was clear at 1:00 but became cloudy by 2:30. Still a nice train ride. It is much colder at the summit. There is quite a bit of smoke and ash that blows in the open window in front of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
St. Albans, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our ride on the cog railway. We arrived earlier than we expected and were able to get an earlier train. Our guide was informative and fun. We were lucky with the weather - very cold but clear. The scenery was spectacular. Definitely a great experience !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brasilia, DF
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The ride up Mount Washington by train is very enjoyable. Once there, the view is really beautiful, except on misty days (get info first). I was unfortunate to get a boring guide (don't remember his name). I was also unlucky to go on a day when the train had problems going down, so we had to wait a LONG TIME... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Mount Washington Cog Railway also viewed

North Conway, White Mountains
 
North Conway, White Mountains
North Conway, White Mountains
 

Been to Mount Washington Cog Railway? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Mount Washington Cog Railway staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?